Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in the heart of beautiful Tampa Bay. It ranks 10th worldwide among universities granted U.S. patents and fifth among the nation’s most veteran friendly universities. The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida’s spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.

At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 47,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, a system of three separately accredited institutions – USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee – with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university’s main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.

With over 230 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, there’s something for everyone at USF. USF’s academic programs are designed to meet the needs of all learners, including traditional learners, special needs learners, adults interested in advancing their careers, veterans and distance learners. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and over 130 degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a wide range of undergraduate research opportunities and study abroad programs. Through a series of programs and initiatives, the university strives to create a positive teaching and learning environment designed to engage students and enrich all aspects of the student experience.

The university has 14 colleges falling under the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. From Medicine and The Arts to Marine Science and Business, each of the colleges offers an extensive range of degree and specialty programs, many allowing students to focus on a particular discipline while exploring other areas of interest across the university.

Honors College at USF offers high-achieving, academically motivated students extraordinary opportunities to develop their thinking, reasoning, and analytic skills, regardless of major. The program encourages interaction among students and top faculty through small classes and unique on-campus opportunities.

University College extends the reach of USF’s academic programs through continuing education programs, graduate certificates, distance and online learning, workforce development, noncredit education, pre-college programs and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

There’s a unique and unmistakable energy that characterizes student life at USF. The campus is bursting with opportunities to get involved, meet new friends, discover your passions and make a difference. You’ll also find an array of services on campus to make you feel right at home and be successful.

USF is a member of the Big East Conference, with 17 men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the NCAA-level. New facilities for practice and competition, along with a completely renovated USF Sun Dome, put the university’s athletic facilities on par with virtually every top program in the country.

There’s no place like your USF home! They have traditional, suite and apartment-style options, as well as Living Learning Communities where students with similar interests or majors live and learn together. From traditional dining halls and sidewalk cafes to fast food, coffee shops, a sports pub and more, you’ll never go hungry at USF. There are on-campus dining locations, healthy options, meal plans and more.




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Aging Sciences

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Behavioral Healthcare

Criminal Justice

Deaf Studies

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Early Childhood Education: Pre Kindergarten/Primary


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English Education with ESOL Endorsement

Environmental Biology

Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Science and Policy

Exceptional Child Education with ESOL & Reading Endorsement


Foreign Language Education with ESOL Endorsement


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Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations

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Nursing: VCARE

Nursing: RN to Bachelor’s Sequence

Nursing: Second Bachelor’s Degree Sequence

Nursing: Upper Division Sequence


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Russian Studies

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Studio Art


Women’s and Gender Studies